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Tango - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 11-18-2011

Tango is a big, bold, Belgian-style dark ale brewed with 1,200 pounds of cherries!

Tango pours a beautiful ruby color with a nice fluffy head, offering a very complex aroma of cherries and other dark fruits. The strong 750 ml glass bottle finished with a cork and cage allows the very robust bottle-conditioning responsible for Tango’s effervescence. Dark fruit flavors join the cherries to match up with the strong malt bill with the Belgian yeast adding its 2 cents along the way.

Tango weighs in at 10.6% ABV and was brewed using a base of Pilsner Malt with Honey Malt, Special B, Aromatic Malt and a touch of Chocolate Malt. Apollo hops balance all that sweetness to 35 IBU.

Tango debuted as the 20th installment of Weyerbacher’s Brewers’ Select series in November of 2011, however, it wasn’t bottle conditioned and was a tad lower in alcohol.
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Photo of CaptainHate
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhmxray
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/14/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, cherries, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, cherries, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly slick/bready, and lightly crisp/prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cherries, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of djchrismac
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of confer
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heidelberger
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dheacck11
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finally got around to drinking this beast. It's a beast so I had to find the right night, and along day with the kids (who weren't behaving) and night to myself, it's the right time.

The pour comes out looking like raw maple syrup, a thick syrupy tan almost honey brown colored beer, that turns dark cherry cranberry red in the glass, a somewhat clear with lots of sediment color. A slight head attempts to form, but is quickly bed back with the abv I'm sure.

Nose is pretty much what I was expecting, a big dark Belgian beer, dark caramel, perhaps candi sugar but not getting alot of that, a faint nutty aroma with some toffee, a little syrup note, etc, with what seems like plenty of sweetness, and a little booze note that also brings plenty of Belgian phenols. That blends with a big cherry, a sweet but fermented cherry blends with the phenols for a little cherry cough syrup. Then a biscuity cardboard wafer note on the back end.

Taste brings cherry cough syrupy right out of the gate, a messy cherry fermented mush, like a bunch of cherries were thrown into a bag and left to ferment on their own, lots of tannic skin and sweet cherry flesh. The phenols are all over as well, coming with a hot booze tingle, strong chemically phenolic flavor. Sweet malts are also strong, some candy like notes, not really caramel or candi sugar though, a little honey and some juicy fruit sugar extract kinda thing, and some biscuity notes as well, and perhaps a maple like note hidden in there somewhere. Cherry juice comes through strongly on the back end, as it finishes the cherry fades quickly though and leaves that hot perfumey alcohol, as well as the big phenols, a little sticky syrupy note, and a faint plum like fruit too.

Mouth is fuller bod and pretty syrupy, decent carb, plenty of tingly hot booze.

Overall about what I expected, thankfully not quite as sweet as I thought it would be. The cherry and phenols play well together with the sweet candy malts. I was hoping the year or so I have aged this would have knocked the booze down a bit, but it's about what I expected for a beer like this from Weyerbacher. A nice sipper to sit by a fire and enjoy, but could be better.

Photo of ZEB89
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of itracy63
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hp2skater
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the brewery I really enjoyed this beer- perhaps because I had already tried several other stronger samples. I purchased a bomber and after popping it at home it just didn't taste as good. The taste was more tart and lacking of flavor than I remember (it tasted sweeter at the brewery). Although still a decent beer, I wouldn't purchase again.

Photo of billab914
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/15/14
Best By 10/15/16

A: Pours a deep ruby color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a very thin bubbly cap

S: Belgian yeast that imparts some spice and fruitiness, cherries, and a light sweetness frontline the nose. Get quite a bit of general maltiness as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of the Belgian yeast notes, giving off some spicy and fruity notes. Esters fairly strong. Cherries not overwhelming or artificial, which is a nice surprise. Finishes with a bit of light sweetness and lingering alcohol and esters

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A solid BSDA that again, doesn't overwhelm with the cherry aspect. Has a good drinkability for being 10.6%, and the alcohol is hidden very well behind the yeast and malt. Certainly worth giving a go if you're into the style

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Tango from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.